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Are you planning to import tea into the UAE? Here’s a guide to get you started… Tea is not simply tea nowadays, it’s one of the staple beverages, and a day without it is incomplete. The tea industry has grown…

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Are you planning to import tea into the UAE? Here’s a guide to get you started… Tea is not simply tea nowadays, it’s one of the staple beverages, and a day without it is incomplete. The tea industry has grown and expanded tremendously over the years. The tea market is vast and with the passage of time due to consumption patterns, there has been diversification and value addition in the Tea Industry.

Market Opportunities for Tea Trading

World Market

The percentage of people who consume tea is increasing day by day for all age groups. As health-related awareness is rising for different types of tea categories like green tea, herbal tea, etc. the demand for it is also growing, creating many opportunities for tea trading.

 Types of Tea on basis of consumption:

  • Tea bags
  • Loose Leaf Tea
  • Black Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Mate
  • Herbal Tea
  • Ice Tea
  • Instant Tea
  • Tea (Ready to Drink)

Market Segments for Tea-UAE

The market for Tea is structured into retail sales for:

  1. Tea at-home consumption (Off-Trade Market)
  2. Tea Out of home consumption (On the Trade Market)

By 2025, 52% of spending and 5% of volume consumption in the Tea segment will be attributable to out-of-home consumption.

Importing Tea into the UAE

Trading of Tea is one of the most popular and oldest Businesses in the world. UAE is one of the major business destinations as it is considered the major hub for the import /export distribution of commodities. According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade, UAE is among the top 5 Tea Importers. Demand for tea in the Middle East is growing in double digits. Revenue in the Tea segment amounts to US$179.10m in 2022. The market is expected to grow annually by 6.28% (CAGR 2022-2025).

UAE.S 2333:2019- “Labelling for packaged foodstuff” states that Loose tea is included in those products which are exempted from the expiry date requirement, however, the production date or harvest year and packaging date must be printed.

Regulation of Tea products in Dubai

Local authorities are the principal bodies overseeing the importation process for agricultural goods including port inspection, testing, label approval, and the release of shipments. Dubai Municipality regulates tea products.

 Requirements for Registration of Tea Products

  • UAE Trade License 
  • Product Ingredient list
  • Product Label/Images       
  • Laboratory Tests from accredited labs (if any) 
  • Other Supportive Documents (Halal, Organic, etc.) 
  • Product samples (upon request) 

What are the steps in registering the products in Dubai?

  • Register the company on Dubai Municipality’s official website
  • Prepare the Required Documents
  • Create a Business user account
  • Submit the Application in the IRS portal
  • Pay application fees
  • Document review and verification by the regulatory authority
  • Obtain Approval

Timeframe for product registration:

•  10-15 working days 

Bizzmosis Group is working with many companies like Fine Group, Fruitful Day, Nextcos, The Cat Vet, P&G, Dubizzle, and many others to register Food Supplements, Face Masks, Hand Gloves, and Food Products, etc. in various government departments.

Our service is not limited to facilitating product registration, we give impartial expert and personalized advice based on UAE company law at a federal level. We untangle the complexity of the many different solutions available and provide clarity on the pros and cons, plus the true cost implications so that our clients can make informed and confident decisions.

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